With the Graphics tool you can place the following graphic formats into any Finale document:

  • EPS
  • TIFF
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • BMP
  • GIF

The following graphics formats can be exported from Finale:

  • EPS
  • TIFF
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • SVG

Noteman says: As of Finale 2011a, Smooth Staff Lines and Smooth Barlines (Preferences - View dialog box) are ignored while exporting bitmap graphics, resulting in a higher degree of sharpness on-screen and when printing to monochrome printers.

Graphics placed in Scroll View and Page View are assigned differently. Finale always assigns a graphic to a measure if you are in Scroll View when the graphic is placed. To place a page-assigned graphic, you must be in Page View. Both page- and measure-assigned graphics can be edited and repositioned in Page View. However, page-assigned graphics do not appear in Scroll View.

For information regarding the relationship between graphics in the score and linked parts, see Graphics in linked parts.

When exporting graphics, Finale exports entire pages of music, or a selected region of music. To export a selected area of a page, you must be in Page View.

Exporting graphics

Importing graphics

Positioning placed graphics

See also:

Graphics menu

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